O you, with the blue collar, / Prolonged is the anxiety of my heart. / Although I do not go [to you], / Why [...] Cf. Shijing 91
1. The Master said, "A sage it is not mine to see; could I see a man of real talent and virtue, that would satisfy me." [...] Cf. Lunyu 176
I / Increase / Wind and thunder: the image of INCREASE. Thus the superior man: If he sees good, he imitates it; If he [...] Cf. Yijing 42
The people starve because those above them eat too much tax-grain. That is the only reason why they starve. / / The [...] Cf. Daodejing 75
Outside are insignia, shown in state; / But here are sweet incense-clouds, quietly ours. / Wind and rain, [...] Cf. Tangshi 27
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I [...] Cf. Sunzi 194
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